Marc Bartra

Squad No. 5
Date of Birth October 22, 1991
Age 30
Height 184cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Sant Jaume dels Domenys
Previous Clubs Bor. Dortmund

Marc Bartra Aregall (born 15 January 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Real Betis and the Spain national team.

He started his career at Barcelona, where he played 103 professional games and scored six goals across seven seasons, winning 13 honours including five La Liga titles. In 2016, he joined Borussia Dortmund for €8 million.

Bartra won the 2013 European Championships with Spain’s under-21 team. He made his senior debut in 2013, and was selected for Euro 2016.

Born in Sant Jaume dels Domenys, Tarragona, Catalonia, Bartra joined RCD Espanyol as a child before moving to FC Barcelona’s youth system, La Masia, at age 11. After progressing through its ranks, he was promoted to the B-side in 2009.

Borussia Dortmund
On 3 June 2016, Bartra was sold to German club Borussia Dortmund for an estimated fee of €8 million, signing a four-year deal. He made his competitive debut on 14 August, playing the entire 0–2 loss against FC Bayern Munich for the DFL-Supercup, and a month later scored his first goal in a 6–0 win at Legia Warsaw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

On 30 January 2018, Bartra completed his transfer to Real Betis on a five-and-a-half-year contract. He scored his first goal for his new team on 12 May, putting the hosts ahead in an eventual 2–2 derby home draw against Sevilla FC.